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    when will they be here

    I am reviewing my grammar book(essential grammar in use).

    In unit 44, When will they be here?

    but unit 98, "When" is using present tense when we want to write future tense.

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    Re: when will they be here

    The simple present can be used to express future time, see this thread https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...16#post1088016

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    Re: when will they be here

    Quote Originally Posted by chingchangchong View Post
    I am reviewing my grammar book (Essential Grammar in Use).

    In unit 44, it says 'When will they be here?'

    but in unit 98, it says "When" is using present tense when we want to write future tense. (Are you sure you've copied that correctly? Didn't they give you an example?)
    An example of the latter is 'When are they coming?'

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